About AZYP

Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP)

was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Pima County citizens who sought to provide rural communities in the county access to the services available in the Tucson metro area. In 2006, AzYP expanded to serve rural communities across Arizona and seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty that  builds healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.

 

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Our Programs

Programs we offer and the difference we are making in our communities.

Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program

Maternity Group Home Arizona Youth Partnership received new funding on October 1, 2019 for a statewide innovative …

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Wake Up!

Wake Up! is a diversion program for individuals aged 12-22 who have been arrested for drug and/or…

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Hwal’bay Hmany did Gev’ik Coalition

Funded by Stewart Health Choice, this is a community Coalition located in Peach Springs with the goal…

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Mental Health First Aid

Since October 2018, AZYP, partnered with Interfaith Community Services, has offered both youth and adult Mental Health…

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking is a youth coalition in the Globe area aiming to lower…

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Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA)

Funded by a Drug-Free Communities federal grant, Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA) is a drug-free community coalition with…

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Ajo Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Coalition (SAPE)

Funded by Arizona Complete Health, Ajo Substance abuse Prevention and Education coalition seeks to educate, empower and…

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Active Parenting: First Five Years

Active Parenting: First Five Years is a multi-model parenting education program that works with parents and their…

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Love Notes

Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behaviors are a serious threat to the well-being and futures…

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Youth Tobacco Coalition

Youth Tobacco Coalition provides technical assistance to Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) coalitions across the state.…

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Teen Maze

Teen Maze is an interactive, one-time, 30-minute event for high school youth to think about their decision-making…

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Rx360

Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx problem, the risks of misuse, resistance…

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Botvin’s Life Skills

Rather than only teaching information about drugs themselves, Botvin’s Life Skills Training consists of three major components…

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Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, shelter for boys aged 12-17 opened in Prescott Valley in April of 2019. Until the…

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Providence Place

Providence Place is a Basic Center that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth girls…

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Loving my Future

The Loving My Future program fills service gaps for particularly vulnerable Arizona high school youth populations by…

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Wyman’s Teen Outreach

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program acknowledges that adolescence is a time of rapid change and growth physically, mentally,…

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Summer Leadership Institute

This free summer program provides a safe and fun environment for youth (ages 11-17) to learn how…

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Choosing the Best

Choosing the Best uses a Sexual Risk Avoidance curriculum that positively emphasizes delaying sex until marriage, making…

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Starting Out Right Curriculum

Pregnant adolescents have unique needs and challenges! This essential curriculum and facilitation guide will help you meet…

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Friendly FACES

AZYP Friendly Family and Community Educational Support (F.A.C.E.S.) After School Program is designed for students enrolled in…

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Stronger Families Project

The Stronger Families Project goal is to build a positive relationship between family members, especially between parents…

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Harbor House

Harbor House is a Basic Center Program that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth…

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Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition

This is a Drug Free Communities (DFS) funded community coalition, whose goals are to lower substance use…

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Open Doors Community School

Open Doors Community School, Inc. (ODCS) was created by Arizona Youth Partnership as a subsidiary nonprofit to…

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Starting Out Right

Starting Out Right provides health education and supportive services to pregnant and parenting adolescents ages 21 and…

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Locations

The communities we serve throughout Arizona
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Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

Mary Ann Fout (L), and Afton Foutz-Imtiaz (R) Meet  Afton Foutz-Imtaiz!  Afton is the 300th person in Pima County to be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  The training, which was hosted by the Marana Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,  marks the end of Arizona Youth Partnership's first year of Mental Health Awareness Training funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and…

Read More - Youth Mental Health First Aid reaches milestone! Julie Glass

The Ajo SAPE (Substance Abuse Prevention & Education) is hosting the Ajo Copper Boxing Club. This FREE program takes place every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5-6 pm at the Arizona Youth Partnerhip, SAPE office at 400 Vanada Ave in Ajo. Ajo teens participate in Ajo Copper Boxing Club The SAPE Coalition is made up of members who represent a wide range of community sectors including: business, media, law enforcement,…

Read More - SAPE Coalition partners with Sheriff’s Department volunteers for Boxing Club

Upcoming Events

See what's coming up in near future events in your area.

Events

21 Oct

Youth Mental Health First Aid

7:45am Sahuarita, 85629 United States

AZYP will provide the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training which is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers,…

21 Oct

Ajo Copper Boxing Club

5:00pm 400 Vananda Ave
Ajo, AZ 85321 United States

The Ajo Copper Boxing Club meets at the office of Arizona Youth Partnership at 400 Vananda Ave, in Ajo. Ages 10 and up Equipment and water provided

22 Oct

Ajo Copper Boxing Club

5:00pm 400 Vananda Ave
Ajo, AZ 85321 United States

The Ajo Copper Boxing Club meets at the office of Arizona Youth Partnership at 400 Vananda Ave, in Ajo. Ages 10 and up Equipment and water provided